Actor Kevin Spacey faces more sexual assault charges in Britain

Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised seven additional charges against Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey for a number of sexual assaults against one man between 2001 and 2004, it said on Wednesday (Nov 16). The new CPS charges include one of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent and others of indecent...

Ikea’s home deliveries will be fully electric by 2025, CEO says

Ikea's home deliveries will be made by electric vehicles by 2025 as part of a target at the world's No.1 furniture brand to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next eight years, CEO Jesper Brodin said on Monday (Oct 3). In an interview at the Reuters IMPACT conference, Brodin said some cities were already...

British monarchy’s fashion mantle passes to younger generation

The death of Queen Elizabeth II marks a shift in the relationship between fashion and the British monarchy, with younger members of the royal family, notably Catherine, Princess of Wales, likely taking on a greater public role. The late queen had a precise fashion formula – elegant coats, trim hats and square-heeled shoes shaped her...

Al Gore sees the world at ‘tipping point’ for climate action

The world is at a "positive tipping point" in the fight against climate change as surging oil and gas costs spur governments to decarbonise faster, former US Vice President and co-founder of Generation Investment Management Al Gore told Reuters. He pointed to the Inflation Reduction Act signed in August, a $430-billion (S$607 billion) bill seen as the...

Britons back new King Charles, so long as he keeps quiet

King Charles has enjoyed a surge in support since he succeeded Queen Elizabeth as Britain's new monarch, a poll has shown, but some of those mourning his late mother warn he must follow her example and keep his views to himself. A YouGov survey for the Times newspaper found backing for Charles, 73, had dramatically...

Pearl Jam cancels Vienna concert after heat, smoke damage singer’s throat

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder attends the premiere for the film West Side Story at El Capitan theatre in Los Angeles, California, US. Dec 7, 2021. US rock band Pearl Jam cancelled a concert in Vienna on Wednesday (July 20) after singer Eddie Vedder's vocal chords were damaged at an outdoor venue near Paris by...

World’s glaciers contain less ice than thought: Report

The Rhone glacier and the source of the Rhone river are seen on an autumn day in Obergoms, Switzerland, on Oct 25, 2021.Reuters Advances in satellite technology have revealed that the world's glaciers contain significantly less ice than previously thought, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience on Monday (Feb 7). The revised estimate reduces global sea...

Assailed by scandal, UK’s PM Boris Johnson fights for his job

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain on Jan 19, 2022.Reuters file   British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting to shore up his premiership on Monday (Jan 24) as he faced the publication later this week of an investigation into boozy parties at the heart of the British state during Covid-19...

Thousands of EU citizens may lose legal status to live in UK

    Marlies Haselton has called Britain home for more than 30 years. The Dutch national married a Briton, had her children there, and considers herself “part and parcel” of the U.K. Until Britain’s divorce from the European Union, she had never given a thought to her immigration status in the U.K. Haselton, 55, is among the...

Feuding princes to reunite for unveiling of Diana statue in London

Britain's feuding princes, William and Harry, will put their differences aside on Thursday (June 24) to attend the unveiling of a statue to their late mother Princess Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday. For most of their lives, the royal brothers have been close, united by the shared trauma of losing their mother...